• Thomas Stone

    National Historic Site Maryland

A Moderate Revolutionary

Prior to the Revolutionary War, Thomas Stone led a very comfortable life as a planter and lawyer. After realizing war with Great Britain was inevitable, he risked everything he held dear-- life, fortune, and sacred honor-- to safeguard American rights. To that end, Thomas Stone became one of 56 men to sign one of the most important documents in World History; the Declaration of Independence.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

That Thomas Stone spent his career writing? He was a lawyer, member of committees of correspondence, helped draft the Articles of Confederation, and signed the Declaration of Independence.